Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
State troopers working within Marion County were among the first to respond to reports of a fatal auto accident involving a motorcycle along County Road 314. At the time of this writing, the reports from the Florida Highway Patrol remain our primary source of information on this crash, and these reports are expected to be updated as additional information is found and tested for veracity.
A collision and subsequent fire are believed to be responsible for the death of a single individual close to University of Central Florida in Orlando on Friday, April 9th. According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, the fiery car crash took place sometime during the evening, while an unnamed man was behind the wheel of their truck and traveling down Allison Drive.
Members of the Orange County Fire Department found themselves rushing to private residence during the second week of April, arriving at a scene of comparative carnage as an aggressive fire ripped through a structure located along Shoreline Drive, close to the popular Universal Studios theme park. Reports from the Orange County Fire Rescue teams indicated that the first calls arrived at the station sometime during the afternoon on Sunday, April 11th. Promptly after receiving the call, fire rescue teams were rushing to the area in an effort to save as much property and human life from damage as possible.
A motorcycle crash within Cocoa during the last weeks of March resulted in two badly damaged vehicles and a person hospitalized in critical condition. Following the collision, emergency response crews rushed to the scene. Members of the Cocoa Police Department issued a report on the incident following their examination of the crash site and the transportation of the critically injured individual to an emergency medical center.
On March 25, 2021, one of the first in a long line of personal injury and product liability lawsuits to be brought against Switzerland-based Syngenta Group and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC was filed in the Northern District of California on behalf of former agricultural worker Paul Rakoczy who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2015 after he was “exposed to and absorbed, ingested and inhaled paraquat while applying the herbicide in Long Beach, California” between 2013-2017, the lawsuit states.
A rash of fatal street racing accidents have recently been ravaging Florida’s roadways as local law enforcement agencies in Brevard County responded to yet another incident over the weekend. Preliminary collision details indicate that two vehicles were racing down Babcock Street in Palm Bay Saturday evening when one of them crashed into another car in the area and killed both occupants.
Detectives with the Florida Highway Patrol are currently working to unravel the timeline of events that preceded a fatal auto accident which claimed the life of a 37-year-old Summerfield man and seriously injured 4 others in Marion County over the weekend. Early collision reports indicate that the deadly car crash occurred along U.S. 441 near County Road 42 at approximately 10:15 a.m. this past Saturday morning.
The latest accident reports from responding officers with the Florida Highway Patrol indicate that authorities are currently investigating a fatal head-on collision in Windermere which claimed the life of a 26-year-old man from Kissimmee and severely injured another this past Monday afternoon along the northbound lanes of Winter Garden Vineland Road.
Recent data published by AAA sheds an unsettling light into wrong-way crashes on divided highways throughout the country in general, and Florida in particular. The data compiled by AAA states that, every year, about 500 people die as a result of head-on or wrong-way crashes that take place on divided highways. In Florida, it is estimated that between 30 and 35 people die every year as a result of wrong-way crashes on divided highways. These types of collisions, while not accounting for the majority of crashes throughout the state, are some of the most violent and fatal accidents that can take place, which is why this new report from AAA is so important.
A 23-year-old Florida woman is facing a litany of felonious charges this weekend after she was arrested by the Boca Raton Police Department for her alleged involvement in a fatal hit-and-run accident which claimed the life of a 75-year-old New York federal judge and seriously injured a 6-year-old boy this past Friday morning in Palm Beach County.